The PJ Tatler

VIDEO: Rick Santorum Endorses Mitt Romney... in 2008

Chuck Norris makes a reasonable point in his op/ed column today:

In 2008 — when my wife, Gena, and I were on the campaign trail backing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for president — former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania was fighting to get former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney elected. (Go to http://bit.ly/zEIaPw to hear how Santorum passionately endorsed and elevated Mitt in his bid for the Oval Office.)

Just three years ago, in his interview with radio host and conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, Santorum also emphatically told millions of listening Americans, “If you’re a conservative … if you’re a Republican … there is only one place to go right now, and that’s Mitt Romney.”

Why an alleged conservative would fight for the flip-flopping Massachusetts moderate on the presidential campaign trail — especially in light of the fact that Huckabee and even McCain were running then, both of whom had much clearer conservative records — I will never know.

Even Santorum now admits that Romney “bragged he’s even more liberal than Ted Kennedy on social issues.”

So the question that keeps coming to my mind now is this: How can the “alternative to Romney” also be a Romney supporter?